WVPB Named Outstanding Radio News Operation of the Virginias

Apr 24, 2016

 

Inside Appalachia's Jessica Lilly was named outstanding radio anchor in the Virginias
Credit Ken Young

West Virginia Public Broadcasting has been named "Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias" in radio and won 7 of 11 categories in the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters Awards.

"These awards are recognition of the talent and hard work our news team brings to telling West Virginia's story," said WVPB Executive Director Scott Finn. "These AP Awards are on top of our journalists winning 6 of 11 categories in the regional Edward R. Murrow Awards."

AP “Superior” Award winners include:

 

Spot News: "Blankenship Verdict" Ashton Marra

Documentary or In-Depth: "The Needle and the Damage Done"

Feature or Human Interest: "A Civil War Christmas" Liz McCormick

Individual Reporter: Ashton Marra

Investigative Reporting: “Well Communication" Glynis Board

Radio News Anchor: Jessica Lilly

 

Ashton Marra was named outstanding reporter of the Virginias
Credit Cecelia Mason

  “Meritorious” Award winners include:

 

Spot News: "Farmington Remembered" Roxy Todd

Documentary or In-Depth: "Inside Appalachia: When Strangers Take Our Picture" Jessica Lilly, Roxy Todd.

Feature or Human Interest: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Girl STEM Camp" Ashton Marra.

Individual Reporter: Roxy Todd

Douglas Southall Freeman Award: "The Needle and the Damage Done," West Virginia Public Broadcasting News Department.

Editorial or Editorial Series: "The Front Porch

Website: WVPublic.org - Dave Mistich

 

Thirty-one broadcast organizations submitted a record 327 entries in the contest, which featured news, sports and weather reporting as well as feature, investigative, and public interest reporting. Awards were also given for photography, video, and website.

The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative representing 1,400 newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States.

Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters winners list in Television - Small Market:

Spot News: SUPERIOR: WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, WV, "Parkersburg Mayor Bob Newell Announces Retirement," WTAP News; MERITORIOUS: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "House Fire Heroes," Jaclyn Piermarini, Rachel Ryan Mike Fisch; MERITORIOUS: WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, WV, "Mineral Wells Flooding," WTAP News.

Continuing News: SUPERIOR: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "ABC Arrest of Martese Johnson," Staff; MERITORIOUS: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Martese Johnson Arrest," Staff; MERITORIOUS: WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, WV, "The Mitchell Ruble Murder Trial," WTAP News.

Outstanding Sports Operation of the Virginias: SUPERIOR: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "WCAV Sports," Damon Dillman, Zach Maskavich, Bridget Condon; MERITORIOUS: WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA, "WCYB Sports," Casey Goetz, Heather Williams; MERITORIOUS: WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "WHSV Outstanding Sports Operation of the Year," David DeGuzman, Andrew Clay.

Documentary or In-Depth: SUPERIOR: WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "Change After Tragedy," Morgan Donnelly, Ryan Fletcher; MERITORIOUS: WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, WV, "The Drug Deal: Uncovering Local Addiction," David Carl; MERITORIOUS: WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, WV, "Seeking Justice: Death of a Deputy," Rachele Mongiovi.

Feature or Human Interest: SUPERIOR: WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "Mini's Mission," Andrew Clay; MERITORIOUS: WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "Blackhawk Down," Isabel Rosales, Ryan Fletcher; MERITORIOUS: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Virginia's Heroin Epidemic," Colleen Quigley.

Sports Feature: SUPERIOR: WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "Learning To Win," Andrew Clay, Ryan Fletcher; MERITORIOUS: WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "A Girl Named Muff," Andrew Clay, Ryan Fletcher; MERITORIOUS: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Gooch's Comeback," Damon Dillman.

Individual Reporter: SUPERIOR: WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "Channing Frampton"; MERITORIOUS: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, " Henry Graff: Huguely Interrogation"; MERITORIOUS: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Colleen Quigley."

Editorial or Editorial Series: SUPERIOR: WTAP-TV, Parkersburg, WV, "Roger Sheppard's Editorial," Roger Sheppard.

Spot Photography: SUPERIOR: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "March Snow, " Staff.

Feature Photography: SUPERIOR: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "WWII Bomber Flight over DC," Patrick Huddleston, Sean Cudahy; MERITORIOUS: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "UVA Marching Band Readies for Macy's Parade," Matt Talhelm, Patrick Huddleston; MERITORIOUS: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Strike Zone," Mike Fisch.

Investigative Reporting: SUPERIOR: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Police Staffing Shortage on Downtown Mall," Henry Graff; MERITORIOUS: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Hazing Lawsuit," Colleen Quigley; MERITORIOUS: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Dominion Donations," Dan Schutte.

Website: SUPERIOR: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Newsplex.com," Sharra Klug, Staff; MERITORIOUS: WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "WHSV.com," Jeff Williamson; MERITORIOUS: WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV, "WVVA.com," Paul Hess.

Newscast: SUPERIOR: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "NBC29's News at Six," Saff; MERITORIOUS: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "6pm News on August 26, 2015," Staff; MERITORIOUS: WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV, "WVVA News at 6," Staff.

Weathercast: SUPERIOR: WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "WHSV Best Weathercast of the Year - Snow storm on March 5, 2015," George Hirschmann, Laura Mock, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jay Webb; MERITORIOUS: WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV, "February 16th Snowstorm Coverage," Katherine Thompson, Janna Brown, Travis Roberts; MERITORIOUS: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Storm Team 29," Norm Sprouse, Eric Pritchett.

Individual Weathercaster: SUPERIOR: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Eric Pritchett;" MERITORIOUS: WVNS-TV, Ghent, WV, "Erik Taylor;" MERITORIOUS: WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "Aubrey Urbanowicz."

TV News Anchor: SUPERIOR: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Steve Rappaport;" MERITORIOUS: WVVA-TV, Bluefield, WV, "Courtney Clark;" MERITORIOUS: WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "Channing Frampton."

TV Sports Anchor: SUPERIOR: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Damon Dillman;" MERITORIOUS: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Marty Hudtloff;" MERITORIOUS: WCYB-TV, Bristol, VA, "Heather Williams."

Individual Producer: SUPERIOR: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Amanda Williams;" MERITORIOUS: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Tyler Hawn;" MERITORIOUS: WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "Channing Frampton."

Douglas Southall Freeman Award: SUPERIOR: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "Charlottesville City Spending on Outside Consults Adds-Up Quickly," Henry Graff.

Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias: SUPERIOR: WHSV-TV, Harrisonburg, VA, "WHSV Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias," Staff; MERITORIOUS: WCAV-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "CBS19 News," Staff; MERITORIOUS: WVIR-TV, Charlottesville, VA, "NBC29 News," Staff.

Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters winners list in Television - Large Market:

Spot News: SUPERIOR: WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "Charter Bus Crash," NBC12 Staff; MERITORIOUS: WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "School Bus Crash," NBC12 Staff; MERITORIOUS: WCHS-TV, Charleston, WV, "Backpage Murder," Leslie Rubin

Continuing News: SUPERIOR: WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA, "Natural Bridge Zoo," Suri Crowe, Kody Liebowitz; MERITORIOUS: WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA, "Journalists Killed - The First Week," Staff; MERITORIOUS: WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA, "Disappearance of Noah Thomas," Staff.

Outstanding Sports Operation of the Virginias: SUPERIOR: WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA, "WDBJ7 Sports Department," Travis Wells, Karen Loftus, Zac Glover, Kim Eller, Lynn Eller, Sam Doyle, Justin Ward, Adam Ward; MERITORIOUS: WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA, "WSLS 10 Sports," John Appicello, Alyssa Rae; MERITORIOUS: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "WRIC Outstanding Sports Operation Entry," Mitch Carr, Chip Brierre

Documentary or In-Depth: SUPERIOR: WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "Hooked on Heroin: Virginia's Growing Killer," Janet Roach, Jon Goodwin; MERITORIOUS: WWBT-TV. Richmond, VA, "Smoke Detectors Put to the Test," Rachel DePompa; MERITORIOUS: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Living Transgender in RVA," Amy Lacey, Forrest Shelor, Abraham Stubblefield, Brad Davis.

Feature or Human Interest: SUPERIOR: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "The Decision Between Life and Limb," Parker Slaybaugh; MERITORIOUS: WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "Jacob Walker," Kelly Avellino; MERITORIOUS: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "The Friendship Rock," Kristin Smith.

Sports Feature: SUPERIOR: WAVY-TV, Hampton Roads, VA, "Manteo's Miracle Make," Nathan Epstein; MERITORIOUS: WAVY-TV, Hampton Roads, VA, "Just One of the Guys," Nathan Epstein; MERITORIOUS: WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA, "Mojo Nixon's Musical Memory of Wendell Scott," Zac Glover.

Individual Reporter: SUPERIOR: WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "Rachel DePompa;"; MERITORIOUS: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Kristin Smith;" MERITORIOUS: WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA, "Dawn Jefferies.

Editorial or Editorial Series: SUPERIOR: WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "Education in Virginia: Our Kids, Our Future," Staff; MERITORIOUS: WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "NBC12 Viewpoints," Kym Grinnage.

Spot Photography: SUPERIOR: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Boat Fire," Parker Slaybaugh; MERITORIOUS: WOWK-TV, Charleston, WV, "Yeager Airport Landslide," Nicky Walters, John Haulotte; MERITORIOUS: WCHS-TV, Charleston, WV, "Fayette Train Explosion," Troy Morgan.

Feature Photography: SUPERIOR: WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "Smartphone Separation Anxiety," Marcella Robertson, Mike Nicolas; MERITORIOUS: WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA, "Heat and Practice," Tony Day; MERITORIOUS: WCHS-TV, Charleston, WV, "Traveling West Virginia/Brad Rice," Brad Rice.

Investigative Reporting: SUPERIOR: WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA, "Veteran's Hospital Investigation," Jenna Zibton, Greg Moore; MERITORIOUS: WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "13News Now Investigates: Touchy Tutor," Laura Geller, Jon Goodwin; MERITORIOUS: WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "Police Department Investigation," Rachel DePompa.

Website: SUPERIOR: WAVY-TV, Hampton Roads, VA, "WAVY.com," Jane Alvarez-Wertz, Kevin Green, Stephanie Ballesteros, Jesse Varner; MERITORIOUS: WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA, "WDBJ7.com," WDBJ7 Newsroom; MERITORIOUS: WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA, "WSLS.Com," Staff.

Newscast: SUPERIOR: WAVY-TV, Hampton Roads, VA, "WAVY News 10 At 6:00," Bob Bennett, Tom Schaad, Nicole Livas, Don Slater, Bruce Rader; MERITORIOUS: WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA, "5pm Newscast - WDBJ Shootings August 26, 2015," WSET News Staff; MERITORIOUS: WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "NBC12 News," NBC12 Staff.

Weathercast: SUPERIOR: WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA, "WDBJ7's Weather Team Forecasts for Monday, Feb. 16, 2015," Brent Watts, Leo Hirsbrunner, Robin Reed, Lindsey Anderson; MERITORIOUS: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Rain to Sleet to Snow Changeover Makes for a Tough Day," Katie Dupree, Matt DiNardo, John Bernier, Tim Pandajis; MERITORIOUS: WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA, "September Flooding," Jeff Haniewich, Alan Auglis, Kristina Montuori, Jonathan Kegges.

Individual Weathercaster: SUPERIOR: WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA, "Jeff Haniewich;" MERITORIOUS: WOWK-TV, Charleston, WV, "Erik Taylor;" MERITORIOUS: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Katie Dupree."

TV News Anchor: SUPERIOR: WSLS-TV, Roanoke, VA, "Lindsey Ward;" MERITORIOUS: WDBJ-TV, Roanoke, VA, "Jean Jadhon;" MERITORIOUS: WVAH-TV, Charleston, WV, "Whitney Wetzel."

TV Sports Anchor: SUPERIOR: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Chip Brierre;" MERITORIOUS: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Mitch Carr;" MERITORIOUS: WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA, "Dennis Carter."

Individual Producer: SUPERIOR: WSAZ-TV, Charleston, WV, "Mary Tignor;" MERITORIOUS: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Erika Stein;" MERITORIOUS: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Jacqui Sweigart."

Douglas Southall Freeman Award: SUPERIOR: WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "12 On Your Side," Diane Walker, 12 On Your Side Team ; MERITORIOUS: WVEC-TV, Norfolk, VA, "Untested Rape Kits," Laura Geller, Charlie Hatfield, Jon Goodwin; MERITORIOUS: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "Preacher to Predator," Kelly Woodard, Kerri O'Brien, Forrest Shelor.

Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias: SUPERIOR: WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA, "WRIC, Richmond, VA," Kelly Woodard, Victoria Regan, Erika Stein; MERITORIOUS: WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA, "WSET-TV, Lynchburg, VA," News Staff; MERITORIOUS: WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA, "WWBT-TV, Richmond, VA," NBC12 Staff.

Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters winners list in Radio - Non-Metropolitan:

Spot News: SUPERIOR: WRNR-AM, Martinsburg, WV, "Proctor and Gamble Announcement," Al McGilvary, Rob Mario, Emily Mann; MERITORIOUS: WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "Foundation Hall Renaming," Braxton Crisp.

 

Continuing News: SUPERIOR: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "Jesse Matthew," Rob Graham; MERITORIOUS: WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "The Flag Comes Down," Chuck Vipperman.

Outstanding Sports Operation of the Virginias: SUPERIOR: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "WINA, Charlottesville, VA," Jay James; MERITORIOUS: WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "FM88 Sports Team," James Collier; MERITORIOUS: WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "WBTM Sports," Chuck Vipperman, Don Robertson, Clarke Whitfield.

Documentary or In-Depth: SUPERIOR: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "Multiple Starving and Dead Anals at Horse Rescue," Rob Graham; MERITORIOUS: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "Stop and Frisk, a FOIA Refusal," Les Sinclair; MERITORIOUS: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "Islamic-Themed Lesson in Augusta County Classroom Sparks International Outrage," Rob Schilling.

Feature or Human Interest: SUPERIOR: WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "The Coke Plant Dance Returns," Jack Garrett; MERITORIOUS: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "College Football Head Impact Study," Les Sinclair; MERITORIOUS: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, " Pearl Harbor Attack Survivor Shares Her Harrowing Story," Rob Schilling.

Sports Feature: SUPERIOR: WAKG-FM, Danville, VA, "Nascar Noise With Barry Richmond," Barry Richmond; MERITORIOUS: WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "Aretha Sings the National Anthem," Luke Creasy; MERITORIOUS: WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "Jack Lengyel," Gabi Warwick.

Sports Play-by-Play: SUPERIOR: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "College Baseball National Championship Game," Channing Poole; MERITORIOUS: WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "Marshall Football v. Purdue," James Collier, Adam Rogers, Gabi Warwick, Alec Hildebeidel, Nathan Thomas; MERITORIOUS: WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "G.W. High School Football," Chuck Vipperman, Don Robertson, Clarke Whitfield.

Individual Reporter: SUPERIOR: WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "Rebecca Turnbull"; MERITORIOUS: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, " Rob Schilling: Show Sues Greene County Over FOIA Violation."

Editorial or Editorial Series: SUPERIOR: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "Jefferson Madison Library's Pornographic Display," Rob Schilling.

Investigative Reporting: SUPERIOR: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "Where in the World is Chris Dumler," Rob Schilling.

Website: SUPERIOR: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, www.WINA.com, Rob Graham; MERITORIOUS: WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, www.wbtmdanville.com, Chuck Vipperman, Jack Garrett; MERITORIOUS: WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, www.marshall.edu/wmul, Nancy Peyton, Braxton Crisp.

Newscast: SUPERIOR: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "WINA-AM," Rob Graham; MERITORIOUS: WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "The Flag Comes Down," Chuck Vipperman; MERITORIOUS: WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "NewsCenter88 10-9-15," Gabi Warwick, Kyra Biscarner, Alec Hildebeidel, James Collier, Sage Shavers.

Radio News Anchor: SUPERIOR: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "Dori Zook;" MERITORIOUS: WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "Chuck Vipperman;" MERITORIOUS: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "Rob Graham."

Radio Sports Anchor: SUPERIOR: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "Luke Neer;" MERITORIOUS: WRNR-AM, Martinsburg, WV, "Matt Miller: Daily Sportscasts."

Douglas Southall Freeman Award: SUPERIOR: WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "WBTM's Health Beat," Kathryn Davis; MERITORIOUS: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "Cybersecurity," Les Sinclair.

Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias: SUPERIOR: WINA-AM, Charlottesville, VA, "WINA-AM," Rob Graham; MERITORIOUS: WMUL-FM, Huntington, WV, "NewsCenter88 Team," Amanda Reesman, Aundrea Horsley; MERITORIOUS: WBTM-AM, Danville, VA, "WBTM News," Chuck Vipperman, Jack Garrett.

Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters winners list in Radio - Metropolitan:

Spot News: SUPERIOR: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Blankenship Verdict," Ashton Marra; MERITORIOUS: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Farmington Remembered," Roxy Todd; MERITORIOUS: WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "Metro Smoke," WTOP Staff.

Documentary or In-Depth: SUPERIOR: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "The Needle and the Damage Done," West Virginia Public Broadcasting News Department; MERITORIOUS: WVTF-FM, Roanoke, VA, "Marijuana Reform in Virginia: High Times or Up In Smoke?" Sandy Hausman; MERITORIOUS: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Inside Appalachia: When Strangers Take Our Picture," Jessica Lilly, Roxy Todd.

Feature or Human Interest: SUPERIOR: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "A Civil War Christmas," Liz McCormick; MERITORIOUS: WVTF-FM, Roanoke, VA, "All-But-Forgotten Cemeteries," Mallory Noe-Payne; MERITORIOUS: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Girl STEM Camp," Ashton Marra.

Individual Reporter: SUPERIOR: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Ashton Marra;" MERITORIOUS: WVTF-FM, Roanoke, VA, "Sandy Hausman;" MERITORIOUS: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Roxy Todd."

Editorial or Editorial Series: SUPERIOR: WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "Core Values," Chris Core; MERITORIOUS: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "The Front Porch," Scott Finn.

Investigative Reporting: SUPERIOR: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Well Communication," Glynis Board.

Website: SUPERIOR: WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "WTOP.com," WTOP.com Staff; MERITORIOUS: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "WVPublic.org," Dave Mistich.

Newscast: SUPERIOR: WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "September 23rd, 2015 4 p.m.," WTOP Staff; MERITORIOUS: WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA, "Morning Edition, WHRV," Sondra Woodward; MERITORIOUS: WFIR Radio, Roanoke, VA, "WFIR Radio," Joey Self, Starr Anderson, Ian Price, Gene Marrano, Cory Walker, Evan Jones.

Radio News Anchor: SUPERIOR: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "Jessica Lilly;" MERITORIOUS: WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA, "Sondra Woodward."

Douglas Southall Freeman Award: SUPERIOR: WTOP-FM, Washington, DC, "Dealing Death: Our Heroin Epidemic," Jamie Forzato; MERITORIOUS: WVTF-FM, Roanoke, VA, "Lessons Learned at Virginia Tech," Sandy Hausman; MERITORIOUS: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "The Needle and the Damage Done," West Virginia Public Broadcasting News Department.

Outstanding News Operation of the Virginias: SUPERIOR: WVPB-FM, Charleston, WV, "West Virginia Public Broadcasting," West Virginia Public Broadcasting News Department.

Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters winners list in College Radio:

 

New Story - Radio: SUPERIOR: WWMC-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Getting Around Liberty," Charae McQueen

Feature Story - Radio: SUPERIOR: WWMC-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Spring Coffee House," Caleb Barefoot; MERITORIOUS: WWMC-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Rest Easy," Andrew Claudio; MERITORIOUS: WWVU-FM, Morgantown, WV, "Changing Health Attitudes and Actions to Recreate Girls," Diana Payne.

Sports Story or Sports Program - Radio: SUPERIOR: WWMC-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "John Lunsford, Kicker and Husband," Andrew Claudio; MERITORIOUS: WWMC-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "Average Joes Sports Show," Joe Mixie, Denton Day, Jeremy Fitch, Adam Fornwalt.

News Program - Radio: SUPERIOR: WWMC-FM, Lynchburg, VA, "90.9 FM The Light Newscast (Liberty Univ.)," Matthew Carns